Cape Final

A soft golden light shines on nearby rock formations and cliffs during sunrise at the point.
Soft colors highlight the canyon walls during sunrise at Cape Final.

NPS/Ty Karlovetz

Quick Facts
North Rim

Scenic View/Photo Spot

Named by geologist Clarence Dutton in 1880, this scenic viewpoint rewards hikers for their 4-mile (6.4 km) round-trip hike with unique, spectacular views of the Painted Desert beyond Grand Canyon. According to Dutton, "Point Final is doubtless the most interesting spot on the Kaibab."

Backcountry camping is available at Cape Final, but you must have a permit in advance from the North Rim Backcountry Office.

Grand Canyon National Park

Last updated: April 5, 2024